Celebrating Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and WFYI is celebrating with a month full of special local and national programs. Here's a list of some of the programming you'll see on WFYI 1 and WFYI 3 throughout the month.
THURSDAY, MAY 1 AT 7:30 PM & 5 AM ON WFYI 1
This documentary looks at how ancient Chinese culture has evolved into a relationship that will be a defining force in Indiana’s future.
SUNDAY, MAY 4 AT 2 & 3 PM ON WFYI 1
WEDNESDAYS, MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28 AT 9 PM ON WFYI 3
Now in its third season, this series features a diverse array of programs that draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
East Treats West
THURSDAY, MAY 8 AT 7:30 PM & 5 AM ON WFYI 1
Go inside the partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. What does this relationship bring to Hoosiers?
Secrets of the Dead: Terracotta Warriors
THURSDAY, MAY 8 AT 9 PM ON WFYI 1
In conjunction with the The Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the Indianapolis Children's Museum, which begins this month, WFYI will re-broadcast this documentary.
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Tanglewood Revisited
FRIDAY, MAY 9 AT 9 PM ON WFYI 1
Embark on a musical journey with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble in this milestone performance. The Silk Road Ensemble brings distinguished musicians, composers and performing artists from more than 20 countries to celebrate, explore and experiment with the wide variety of cultural approaches to musical performance. This intimate, one-hour documentary follows the group as they perform, and features interviews and behind-the-scenes excerpts and offstage moments.
On May 23, Yo-Yo Ma will receive the first Fred Rogers Legacy Award, named for the creator and late host of the PBS program "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." Ma received this award for his Silk Road Project which promotes cultural and artistic studies linked to the Asian trade route of the same name.
Jake Shimabukuro:Life on Four Strings
FRIDAY, MAY 9 AT 10 PM ON WFYI 1
SUNDAY, MAY 11 AT 2 PM ON WFYI 1
E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name
SUNDAY, MAY 11 AT 3 PM ON WFYI 1
WEDNESDAYS, MAY 14, 21 & 28 AT 10 PM ON WFYI 3
Ancient Treatments – New Practices:
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Indiana
THURSDAY, MAY 15 AT 7:30 PM & 5 AM ON WFYI 1
Indiana in China - The Lingnan Spirit: Education for Service
THURSDAY, MAY 22 AT 7:30 PM ON WFYI 1
At the heart of Lingnan University, founded 125 years ago in southern China, is the value of service. Instilled in the faculty, students and families of the school, this core value is so strong that the university has survived the sea change of Chinese and world politics over the years. While the university was disbanded under the Communist regime, along with a dozen other Christian schools, those who lived the Lingnan spirit continued its mission and were ultimately able to see the mainland campus re-emerge in an entirely new incarnation.
Today, the Lingnan spirit forges a new destiny for China through exemplary students who take the best teachings of American philanthropy and apply them to that unique Chinese culture. Join WFYI production team Shannon Cagle and Vinnie Manganello as they explore Lingnan University’s value of Education for Service and how this mission firmly links the East with the West.
This documentary was produced with support from the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and the Telamon Corporation.